The Incredible Mr Tanner. Image shows from L to R: Ernest Tanner (Brian Murphy), Sidney Pratt (Roy Kinnear). Copyright: Thames Television.

The Incredible Mr Tanner

ITV sitcom about an escapologist. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1981. Stars Brian Murphy, Roy Kinnear, Tony Melody and Rosie Collins.

The Incredible Mr Tanner

Ernest Tanner is a bumbling, accident-prone man who is perhaps the worst escapologist in the world

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Brian Murphy, Roy Kinnear, Tony Melody and Rosie Collins
Writers
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Director
Peter Frazer-Jones
Producer
Peter Frazer-Jones

Ernest Tanner is a bumbling, accident-prone man who is perhaps the worst escapologist in the world. Together with his partner and crowd pleaser, Sidney Pratt, they suffer mixed fortunes when they perform their escapology act on the streets.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th February 1981 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 26th March 1981 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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